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Morning Java: 80

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Morning, Lunatics …

>> The Tuesday column from Heinz Field covers Pitt’s predictably ugly loss to Florida State that, even more unfortunately, came with an all-too-predictable approach.

Here’s our full Pitt coverage, by Jerry DiPaola.


>> Eighty. Travis Sawchik reports from Milwaukee.

Here’s the rest of our Pirates coverage. Here’s Brewers news from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. And here are official game highlights from

Oh, and let’s clear this up: Eighty-one means nothing. The Pirates clinch nothing with an 81st victory, symbolically or even mathematically. The fact is, a regular season in Major League Baseball can extend to 163 games because those play-ins to break end-of-season ties count toward regular-season standings and even stats.

>> Isaac Redman will start in the Steelers’ backfield, Maurkice Pouncey is a captain, and a new punter named Zoltan has been signed. Just another day!

That and more is in our Steelers coverage. And here’s Titans news from the Tennessean.

>> I’m off today, but back with the Steelers and back on TribLIVE Radio tomorrow at 2 p.m.

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Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and, recently, his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.

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